2019-20 Season

2020 NCAA Tournament canceled

The NCAA announced today that it is canceling the 2020 NCAA Tournament along with all order winter and spring championships.

Today, NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors canceled the Division I men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournaments, as well as all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships. This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, our ability to ensure the events do not contribute to spread of the pandemic, and the impracticality of hosting such events at any time during this academic year given ongoing decisions by other entities.

The Big Ten also announced that it was “canceling all conference and non-conference competitions through the end of the academic year, including spring sports that compete beyond the academic year, and a moratorium on all on- and off-campus recruiting activities for the foreseeable future.

Warde Manuel released the following statement:

“Today, we took the unprecedented and proactive decision to suspend intercollegiate activities to protect the health and well-being of our student-athletes, staff and community members. This decision, reached in collaboration with the Big Ten Conference and campus leaders, was reached after thorough discussion and was necessary given the magnitude of this global issue. The hard work and dedication of our student-athletes, coaches and staff is a source of inspiration for so many. So, too, will be our response as we confront the spread of this global pandemic. On behalf of our entire department, I thank the Big Ten Conference, presidents and athletic directors, our head coaches and community partners who have offered input and unwavering support.”

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  1. umhoops

    How about running a college basketball website when college basketball gets shut down?

    Seriously though, thanks for following along this year (and hopefully in the future). Just all a little surreal now.

    Easy to say that you expect this to happen. Harder to process it when it happens.

  2. silverblue

    I’ve thought about you a lot today, Dylan, and I really feel for you. This is your livelihood and you’ve dedicated your life to this great site. I thought your comments on the forum today were remarkable in their maturity and fairness. Your life is centered around Michigan hoops and B1G basketball and that seemed to be crumbling around us today. I was very impressed, as I am with the incredible skills and talents you display to us everyday on this site! Thanks for everything you do to make UM hoops more informative and more enjoyable for all of us!

  3. tteske

    Proud of Jon Teske. Breaks my heart to see it end this way. What a fun 4 years for our Teske family.
    Best of luck to both Z and Jon.

  4. silverblue

    I think vanarbor is a great judge of character! :grin: But, no, I’m just a guy!

    And vanarbor, if you’re reading this, remind me sometime to tell you the story of the young girl who dropped out of college long, long ago to marry some idiot who was a basketball fanatic. Now, this young girl didn’t know the first thing about basketball, and, frankly, she didn’t care, but she saw something in the guy, and she married him. And though it sure wasn’t always easy, she stayed married to him for FIFTY years!

    Now during that fifty years, the girl has dedicated her life to, among other things, being a coach’s wife, and now the guy sometimes thinks she is more of a basketball fanatic than he is! How’s that for dumb luck?!?

    Tomorrow these two “kids” will celebrate their FIFTIETH Anniversary. They will drive up to the Old Mission Peninsula and stay at The Inn at Chateau Grand Traverse. They had planned on doing two of the things they most love to do, drink wine and watch B1G Basketball! But NOW, well the wine is still there, and they’ll just have to find a nice restaurant for that special anniversary dinner.

    They were planning to dine in with the TV on drinking wine and eating cheese, and crackers, and cold cuts from a charcuterie board, nothing fancy, they’re pretty simple folk, but now they’ll have to settle for a nice dinner at Mission Table or Apache Trout.

    Here’s the thing, SHE was the one who wanted to stay in and watch basketball, but HE was perfectly content to just spend the day with her in the vineyards and eat at a nice restaurant, forgoing the basketball for one day! As he likes to say, the best days of his life are the ones he spends with her, and as it turns out, the guy wasn’t an idiot, after all. He got the real prize, the sweetest girl in the world!

    So, vanarbor, if you have the great fortune to find a special girl like old silverblue did, grab ahold of her and never let her go. You know how they say, “Life is Good!” Well, for me, it sure is. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

  5. Actualelguapo

    Same month that Evan Boudreaux and his wife celebrated their 75th, if I’m not mistaken.

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